This should be interesting if you have ever visited Hoover Dam.
I will start this message with a mention of how I came across the pictures. Larry Blair and I (as so many of us do) pass back and forth these informative, clever and cute emails.
Larry bought a lot of automotive books from me on ebay and we became e-buddies. He in on the left coast and I am on the right coast.
Larry sent the pictures as a Power Point Slide (presentation). I haven’t figured out yet how to send a PPS on the Forum but I have found a website that will show the slides. Be sure to go full screen (click the 4 arrows at the bottom right corner). Click the arrows under the picture to see the next slide.
Google Earth has updated to show the new bridge.
AFTER YOU HAVE WATCHED THIS, be sure to come back and see a video of Larry’s Grand Opening of his place, “The Tin Shed Machine Shop & Antique Auto Repair Grand Opening”.
It looks like Larry (loco Larry) is doing what a lot of us would like to be doing.
On the Forum, do a search for Blair to see him mentioned. (About 33 hits. They are like recommendations)
You can Google his place with the words, tin shed machine shop
The Machine Shop part of the name should tell you a lot.
In the email, Larry said that a personal friend had told him that, “In recent years, prior to this new bridge I drove my 1924 model T across the dam itself. Now in the fall of 2011 we drove across the new bridge in a 1915 model T Ford.
None of the cables were part of the final bridge. They were required only during construction.
Nice to see Frank and hear #22 run. The "Horny T" is a hoot.
Here is a Google Earth picture. It is interesting to see the old road as it crosses the dam and with all of the twists and turns of mountain driving.
More information about construction here. http://www.hooverdambypass.org/Construction_Activities.htm